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Scrubbers: A False Solution to the IMO’s Sulphur Cap 

Scrubbers: A False Solution to the IMO’s Sulphur Cap

An online event organised by the Clean Arctic Alliance and WWF-Canada. 

Date: Tuesday 6 December 2022 – 10:00 EST – 15:00 UTC – 16:00 CET

Duration 1h15

This webinar will focus on how the use of scrubbers – also known as EGCS (exhaust gas cleaning systems) – have turned global shipping’s air pollution problem into an ocean pollution problem, and why use of scrubbers may conflict with UNCLOS (United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea).

Register for this event to hear from Henn Ojaveer about advice from ICES’ (International Council for the Exploration of the Sea) – the world’s oldest intergovernmental science organisation – on scrubbers, from Ida-Maja Hassellöv on the science underpinning ICES’ recommendations, and from legal expert Aldo Chirop as he explores inconsistencies between the use of exhaust gas cleaning systems and UNCLOS.

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Format: Presentations followed by Q&A


  1. Sam Davin (opening remarks) – Senior Specialist, Marine Conservation & Shipping  – WWF-Canada
  2. Aldo Chircop Professor of Law, Marine & Environmental Law Institute, Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
  3. Henn Ojaveer – ICES (International Council for the Exploration of the Sea) Advisory Committee vice-chair
  4. Ida-Maja Hassellöv – Professor, Maritime Environmental Science, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden and ICES WGSHIP chair

Moderated by Eelco Leemans – Clean Arctic Alliance Technical Advisor

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Questions? contact [email protected]


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